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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' jacket highlights 'Music Icons' memorabilia auction June 25-26

Michael Jackson Thriller MJJ Productions 
Michael Jackson’s iconic red leather jacket worn in the “Thriller” video will go up for auction later this month in Beverly Hills along with a large group of items from other pop musicians including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Steven Tyler and Nirvana.

Jackson’s “Thriller” jacket has a pre-auction estimate of $200,000 to $400,000, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Shambala Preserve in Acton, Calif., which houses the two Bengal tigers the singer kept at his Neverland Ranch.

Among the other music memorabilia in the auction to be held June 25 and 26 at Julien’s Auctions Gallery are the glove Jackson wore to an American Music Awards ceremony, estimated to sell for $20,000 to $30,000); a Presley TCB necklace ($20,000-$40,000); a denim jacket Bruce Springsteen wore during his “Born to Run” tour ($2,000-$4,000); the wool cape Ringo Starr wore in the Beatles film “Help!” ($6,000-$8,000); two pages of lyrics and other notes by Hendrix of a song titled “Here Comes the Sun” not related to the George Harrison song ($25,000-$30,000); and the broken neck of a guitar used by Kurt Cobain ($2,000-$3,000).

The items will be exhibited June 13-24 at the gallery at  9665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 150, Beverly Hills. The catalog is viewable online at www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2011/music-icons/index.html.

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-- Randy Lewis

Photo from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. Credit: MJJ Productions.

 
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"a portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Shambala Preserve in Acton, Calif., which houses the two Bengal tigers the singer kept at his Neverland Ranch." ..... I'm glad for that. Hope it goes on display somewhere it's the holy grail of music video.

I would love to have the Elvis Presley TCB necklace. A great keepsake from THE KING.

You realize that the Lennon/McCartney story linked above is from October, 2001; right?

I would love to own the right wrist band Elvis wore on the 68 comeback, I could not take my eyes off it when I visited Graceland in 09. I asked if I could buy it but was told it is not for sale as it is an artifact. Funny, out of all the Elvis stuff that item took my liking more than anything else.


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